I find it so interesting how much of the Bible is repeated. In our Old Testament reading, we read about Solomon, an incredibly wise king. We read about Solomon back in 1 Kings, and yet here we are reading about him again.
Again, scripture is repeated in the New Testament when in verse 2 it says that this Mary was in a different story in the Bible, and goes on to say exactly what Mary did. It tells of how Mary poured perfume on the Lord and wiped His feet with her hair.
The Bible repeats itself when a message is really important. It's the same reason why we sing the alphabet song, count to ten, and repeatedly practice learning our colours as young children. We do this so we can learn and treasure the information deep so that we never forget it.
The order of many kings is such an important section of the Bible because it prepares the way for the True and Perfect King that was to come - Jesus. God used these many stories of kings (many of which did evil in the eyes of the Lord) to illustrate the importance for Jesus to come down to show His people what a real king looks like.
Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage: 2 Chronicles 10-12; John 11:30-57